Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Women: A Call to Action for Sarah

Dear Friends:

My very wise husband, Horemheb, said something yesterday that I think is very smart. In light of the very sexist and derisive attacks on Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, women need to act and act now -- otherwise the mainstream media and the Democratic elites will feel empowered to continue on.

What form should this action take? I think four forms:

1) Contact Gov. Palin and Senator McCain and offer your support.

2) Contact newspapers, broadcast stations, and specific reporters and complain of obvious double-standard treatment, smears, and lack of serious reporting in regards to Gov. Palin and her fine family.

3) Force yourself to watch MSNBC, CNN, NBC and other entities in the tank for Obama long enough to figure out who is advertising on the errant shows -- and then send letters of complaint, with hints of taking your business elsewhere, to the advertisers. Women have a lot of purchase power.

4) Contact your State and Federal representatives, and remind them that the unfair treatment of Gov. Palin will reflect poorly on the Democrats and you will gage the down-ticket voting accordingly.

Women must take action, if we are to achieve political power in a meaningful way in the future.

I will break this post into two separate sections below. The first in a general letter, which you can feel free to cut/paste and alter. In my experience as a writer, journalist, and editor, less is more. Keep your notes short, sweet, and to the point. The second is the contact information for contact entities. One thing to keep in mind -- emails are OK, but calls and snail mail have more impact. Do the email for speed, but if you can, call or write for further impact. But do what you can.

I will come back and add to this contact list as I get further information.

Do one or two a day, but keep at it through the election season. Keep in mind, millions of Americans acting together can affect change.


To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing to express my support of Gov. Sarah Palin's candidacy for the office of the Vice President, and to also express my displeasure at how Gov. Palin's family and her experience is being portrayed in the media.

Whether you agree or disagree with the political positions of the Governor, her family should be off-limits for intense reporting and derisive commentary in a professional media venue. I admire Gov. Palin for her reform-oriented governance of Alaska, her pro-business approach, and her knowledge of energy issues. She deserves a fair hearing in the court of public opinion.

It seems that Sen. Obama's past has not received nearly the same level of scrutiny -- and he is running for the Office or President. I just wanted to inform you that despite the elite media's best efforts, I am aware of Obama's "bitter clinger" remarks, Rev. Wright's and Father Fleger's hateful and bigoted preachings, Tony Rezko's business dealings with the Senator, and Obama's long-term friendship with domestic terrorist William Ayers.

I will be continuing to follow this election season closely. I will note which reporters and publications are fair, and those which are not. I will also note which advertisers support those news entities that are biased, and I will not look kindly on Democrats down-ticket of Obama if this continues.

Thank you for your consideration.


Contact Information:

Gov. Palin
Juneau Office
Alaska State Capitol Building
Third Floor
P.O. Box 110001
Juneau, AK 99811-0001
Phone (907) 465-3500
Fax (907) 465-3532

Sen. McCain:
Mailing Address
John McCain
2008P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215
Phone(703) 418-2008

(Find your representatives and write from there).

(webmail and address information)



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Here is a good place to begin: Apparently, the Washington Post has published a blatant lie -- it seems that Gov. Palin expanded prenatal services for teens instead of cut them.

The full link is here:

Washington Post ombudsman's email address:




I took your advice, Leslie. This is what I wrote to Gov. Palin:

Dear Governor:
Greetings and congratulations on your nomination for Vice-President. I am happy for you, for the millions of women and girls who feel empowered by your selection (my four daughters included), and for the Conservative movement, which has been without a champion for far too long.
It is my hope that you become the 45th President of the United States, should you want the job. I am encouraged by what I've seen of you so far to believe that your values are strong enough to keep you from 'going native' in D.C. Being an outsider, you'll doubtless find lots of new 'friends' who'll want to use you as the vehicle for whatever agendas they pursue. It is probably redundant to advise caution, but I will anyway, as the voices around you now will clamor for whatever it is that lines their pockets, as true patriots, like your son (and mine) are more likely to be found in the thick of the fight than as barnacles encrusting a national campaign.
Godspeed - I hope to see you when next you're in Michigan.

SFC (ret.) Lloyd A. Conway
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